Player Watch #22: Todd Goldstein - Re-signed until end 2022!

tazaa

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Thought he played well?
Rucked well and did a couple nice things with the ball, deft touches that showed why he was there.

I feel like he's in for a good year.
He was one of the best if were being serious but had to be glossed over in that side.
Did his job and did it well in a team full of a-grade midfielders.
 

hilly

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Let's see if he comes to the party and plays some decent football, or if he becomes complacent and just plods along with his 30 hitouts, 10 disposals and a few kicks for the game.
Yeah it couldn't have been a result of anything else going on in his life at the time.

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King Corey

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He was one of the best if were being serious but had to be glossed over in that side.
Did his job and did it well in a team full of a-grade midfielders.
His agility off the deck and general skills were top notch.

A bit like watching Higgins freewheeling off a HBF, imagine those 2 in a really structured side?

I'm not even talking State of Origin grade, just a team with a tight midfield and decent discipline like say um.. Geelo.. oh holy shit..
 

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Clarke is King

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His agility off the deck and general skills were top notch.

A bit like watching Higgins freewheeling off a HBF, imagine those 2 in a really structured side?

I'm not even talking State of Origin grade, just a team with a tight midfield and decent discipline like say um.. Geelo.. oh holy shit..
It would be unreal if our young mids can step up and we can have Higgo playing off half back. We are crying for a small-mid sized defender that can use the ball AND defend
 

LuvtheKangas

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It would be unreal if our young mids can step up and we can have Higgo playing off half back. We are crying for a small-mid sized defender that can use the ball AND defend
Are we sure Higgins can defend? He certainly didn't need to in the representative game.

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Passmore

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Are we sure Higgins can defend? He certainly didn't need to in the representative game.

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I'm not sure that defending would be Shaun's go. But, if our middle was accountable enough it'd definitely work.

The best sides will have a hb who's role is to attack rather than defend.

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King Corey

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I'm not sure that defending would be Shaun's go. But, if our middle was accountable enough it'd definitely work.

The best sides will have a hb who's role is to attack rather than defend.

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Not sure Saad has ever seen his opponent if we're talking about effective rebounding HBs.
 

tazaa

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His agility off the deck and general skills were top notch.

A bit like watching Higgins freewheeling off a HBF, imagine those 2 in a really structured side?

I'm not even talking State of Origin grade, just a team with a tight midfield and decent discipline like say um.. Geelo.. oh holy shit..
For us it’s called the Ben Jacobs effect
 

benbanjo

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You can't just say he took it easy because he had a new contract. Below par performance can be a result of about a thousand different things.
My post was in relation to him saying that North needed to come to the party in regards to the contract, i'm implying that he now needs to come to the party.
 

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hilly

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My post was in relation to him saying that North needed to come to the party in regards to the contract, i'm implying that he now needs to come to the party.
Okay. Perhaps I'm being optimistic but I think he will. Thought he played well in that all-star game for whatever that's worth.

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Flawed Genius

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We should never forget how lucky we are to have Goldy.

What struck me today is how clean he is below his knees for a ruckman. Where our smaller, more agile players were fumbling, Goldy set up at least one goal at a crucial moment by simply being clean in the moment

He rucked for 98% of the game against a really good, strong young ruckman in Marshall and an experienced, athletic ruck in Ryder, and put them in the hurt locker.

He is a monster.
 

shinboner magic

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We should never forget how lucky we are to have Goldy.

What struck me today is how clean he is below his knees for a ruckman. Where our smaller, more agile players were fumbling, Goldy set up at least one goal at a crucial moment by simply being clean in the moment

He rucked for 98% of the game against a really good, strong young ruckman in Marshall and an experienced, athletic ruck in Ryder, and put them in the hurt locker.

He is a monster.
100% this.

This guy never stops and always goes again. Fans talk about gutsy hard players but this guy never stops running , contesting , giving an option , chasing/tacking.
 

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